SIUSLAW ROLLS ON TO STATE


Siuslaw's bowling teams were on the lanes in North Bend over the weekend, competing at district for a chance to qualify for the state tournament. The Viking boys bowled 24 games in the qualifying round, finishing as the No. 3 seed among six teams that qualified for the semifinals.
   Meanwhile, the Lady Vikings emerged from the opening round as the No. 1 seed. From there, they were among the top three finishers to head into the finals.
   In the semifinals, the Viking boys improved to become the No. 2 seed along with Thurston (No. 3) and North Bend (No. 1).
   The top three girls teams in the finals with Siuslaw (No. 1) were Willamette (No. 2) and Cottage Grove (No. 3).
   In the boys finals, Siuslaw defeated Thurston 417 to 332 after two games, advancing Siuslaw into the championship game against North Bend, where the Bulldogs took the ditrict title, 406 to 362.
   Siuslaw's second-place finish qualified the Viking boys for the state tournament.
   In the girls finals, the Lady Vikings got a bye in the first match thanks to being seeded at No. 1. In the championship round, Willamette edged Siuslaw by just 4 pins, 290 to 286, for the district title.
   Still, the Lady Viks' secondplace finish qualified them for state competition.
   That same day, the League All Stars were named. Among them were Second Team honorees from Siuslaw Taryn Larson and Maxine Jones.
   Abby Coday was named First Team as well as the League MVP.
   For the boys, First Team recognition was given to Neil DeVera, Logan Lindner and Patrick Hill, who was also named League MVP.
   In the district tournament, All-District honorees included Taryn Larson, Maxine Jones and Abby Coday, who was also named District Tournament MVP.
   "It's a real honor to be named both league and district MVP," said coach Dusty Anderson.

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